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Mr. Olwig’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Martin Luther King Junior Middle School
  • Charlotte, NC
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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How many of you remember forgetting to bring a pencil to school? a notebook? While it did happen, it wasn't an everyday occurrence because you wanted to do well and wanted to learn! Without a pen and paper, this becomes very difficult. Unfortunately, being forgetful is not the problem for the students in my low-income math class. It is an issue of purchasing the necessary materials to keep them on course throughout a school year. The students I teach are excited about learning and love keeping things competitive. They enjoy the challenge of closing the achievement gap and thrive when classroom procedures and investment strategies are structured to meet their needs. My students attend a school in which poverty is prevalent with nearly 95% of our kids receiving F/R Lunch. The odds are stacked against them and the learning environment has its many challenges. As a teacher, my responsibility is to flip the school culture such that students think it is “cool” to do well in school.

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How many of you remember forgetting to bring a pencil to school? a notebook? While it did happen, it wasn't an everyday occurrence because you wanted to do well and wanted to learn! Without a pen and paper, this becomes very difficult. Unfortunately, being forgetful is not the problem for the students in my low-income math class. It is an issue of purchasing the necessary materials to keep them on course throughout a school year. The students I teach are excited about learning and love keeping things competitive. They enjoy the challenge of closing the achievement gap and thrive when classroom procedures and investment strategies are structured to meet their needs. My students attend a school in which poverty is prevalent with nearly 95% of our kids receiving F/R Lunch. The odds are stacked against them and the learning environment has its many challenges. As a teacher, my responsibility is to flip the school culture such that students think it is “cool” to do well in school.

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